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Read a collection of stories and learn from the perspectives and experiences of our City Year Americorps members, students, partners and alumni.

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Taking an Hour of Code break during virtual learning
December 8, 2020

Bringing ‘Hour of Code’ and established afterschool programs to online learning is keeping students connected during COVID-19

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Education
What students need to graduate high school and reach their goals
December 2, 2020

What if every student had a near-peer tutor, mentor and role model—a Student Success Coach—to help them stay engaged and…

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The Corps
Representation matters: The power of serving your community
November 12, 2020

The power of diverse educational representation Abraham Galán still remembers what it’s like to feel out-of-place in school. Growing up…

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Education
Vote for City Year to present at SXSW EDU 2021
November 10, 2020

Help City Year win a chance to present at SXSW EDU 2021 on the role of the City Year AmeriCorps…

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Our Impact
Fostering student belonging during distance learning
October 22, 2020

How can educators help distance learners feel like an important part of their school community? Read about one school’s approach:…

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Q&A with City Year’s Equity Strategists
October 8, 2020

City Year is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization as part of our ongoing efforts to center diversity, belonging, inclusion…

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Our Impact
Bringing civic engagement into a virtual world: Giving Compass
September 30, 2020

As the school year begins in the wake of a pandemic, this story outlines how can we help students and…

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Our Impact
New study highlights benefits of AmeriCorps
September 22, 2020

People who are familiar with national service programs such as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps have always understood the many ways…

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The Corps
Five ways athletes make great City Year AmeriCorps members
September 16, 2020

Learn more about the City Year AmeriCorps experience and how athletes have the skills needed to serve students and communities…

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The Corps
Service as a gateway to community engagement
September 9, 2020

For this City Year alum, service was a gateway to a career centered in thoughtful community engagement. Read on to…

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Education
City Year rolls out new resources for teachers during COVID-19
September 2, 2020

City Year is releasing a collection of resources to help educators rapidly put in place equitable teaching practices that strengthen…

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Education
Equity-based Educational Research: Emerging Lessons from City Year’s work
August 31, 2020

An equity-based approach to research matters because it ensures that the research will benefit everyone. At a moment when education…

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